A Chinese Junk Boat for Oakland
The junk has been a popular centerpiece of the
playground for over thirty years. Like anything
else that has been in constant use, it became
worn and was in need of maintenance. In 2003,
The Wa Sung Community Service Club again
embarked on a project with the Oakland Parks
and Recreation Department to restore and
improve the junk. Public funds and private
donations have made this second boat project a
reality twenty-six years later.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 37° 48.001′ N, 122° 16.1′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Masters of Navigation (here, next to this marker); Oakland’s Chinatowns (a few steps from this marker); Asian Resource Center (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of College of California (approx. ¼ mile away); Alameda County Courthouses (approx. ¼ mile away); United Grocers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Autocar Sales (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fourth St. circa 1962 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the play junk just ahead of the poop deck.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 5, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.